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5 Signs You’ve Chosen the Right Medical School

One of the most difficult things to undertake prior to becoming a doctor is picking the right medical school. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. More often than not, this task can be overwhelming for students who are trying to decide which school to attend, so here are 5 signs to show that you’ve chosen the right medical school.


Without a doubt, reputation is one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing your preferred medical school. So before applying, you should definitely conduct a thorough research on your selected schools. As one of the leading prestigious medical universities in the world, NUMed provides global excellence when it comes to education and academic research. Recognised by both the General Medical Council (GMC) and Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), NUMed’s undergraduate programmes provide a promising career pathway for all aspiring doctors and medical professionals.

Learning Environment & Accommodation

Medical students have to spend years in the same campus, so it is wise to pick a school with the best learning environment and accommodation. NUMed Malaysia provides high-quality education paralleling the syllabus delivered by the parent campus in the UK. Besides, NUMed also has various types of clubs and societies that students can join in to create a work-life balance. The accommodation provided by NUMed is also a multinational and multicultural living environment with complete, top-notch amenities for the convenience of the students.


Is the medical school active on its research? Does the school have the means and facilities to support a research faculty? If your answer is yes, then you’re definitely on the right track in choosing the best medical school. You would want a school with a strong research development facility. At NUMed, research is of utmost importance. The Malaysian research faculty constantly collaborates with local and international universities and health institutions to develop impactful projects.


Located in EduCity, Johor, the NUMed campus is convenient and easily accessible as there are many amenities such as its own shuttle bus which connects you to an AEON shopping mall in Bukit Indah. Those looking for a short retreat to Singapore may do so as the campus is only 8km away from the Malaysia-Singapore Crossing Link.

Cost of Education

NUMed Malaysia offers Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), an undergraduate programme identical to that of Newcastle’s UK provision. The price for this programme is about 40% less than the cost for the same programme offered in the UK. This makes it more feasible for many and provides an equal opportunity for people from all walks of life to obtain a medical degree from the UK.

published on: 5 October 2020